Spring Cleaning! It’s that time of year when you finally get to open the windows, and maybe clean them, dust off the lawn or patio chairs and look forward to some well-deserved summer lazy days.
There are all kinds of tasks you can add to your spring cleaning list. It really only depends on which area of your life/home you want to focus on.
Spring cleaning can feel like a huge mountain to climb. Where do you start, how much cleaning is enough and most importantly, how to do it faster and easier?
Spring Cleaning Basics
1. Spring Clean your Home
If you’re looking for inspiration to spring clean your house, there are no shortage of checklists and how-tos online. My go to for anything related to cleaning, spring related or not, is definitely Melissa at Clean My Space.
I also love this Spring Cleaning in 20 Minutes a Day Series from Apartment Therapy. Way to divide the work so it doesn’t feel so overwhelming.
If you’re looking for a Simplified Cleaning List, check this one from the Simplified Planner Collection (it’s in their shop, but it’s free).
Finally, Becky at Clean Mama also has a Checklist to take out the guess work.
2. Spring Clean your Closet
One thing I love to do is to declutter my closet and I’ve written a specific post on this.
3. Spring Clean your Garage/Shed – Garage Sale
Cleaning the garage or the shed is often on people’s spring cleaning list. Take this opportunity to gather all your extra stuff and organize a garage sale. See how in this article.
4. Spring Clean your Yard and Help the Bees
Want to do your part by to protect pollinators and get great blooms in return? Clean your yard, but not too much. Here are some helpful tips from the Queen of Green @ David Suzuki.
Spring Cleaning Is Not Limited to your Living Space
Here are a few extra ideas to get you into spring cleaning.
5. Spring Clean your Planner
Alexis, AKA MissTrenchcoat, knows a thing or two about planners and has an article about taking good care of your planner cover this month. If you use an online system, take this time to tweak it. Add new reminders or delete old ones; colour code your system, etc. And if you’re still looking for that perfect planner to print on your own, may I suggest my Mostly Organized Planner.
6. Spring Clean your Mind
Housework is not your thing, but your brain could use some spring cleaning? Check out Note to Self’s Podcast about multitasking. It’s soooooo bad for our brains, yet we (read I) continue to do it.
7. Spring Clean your Computer – Photos
Maybe you’re done with cleaning your home? How about your digital life? Check out my post on organizing your digital photos and get your computer and cloud cleaned up.
Happy Spring Cleaning!